What do I do if I've moved or changed my name since I last voted?

If you haven’t updated your voter registration record since your move or name change, please complete one of the steps below to assure your voter registration record is properly updated. Remember, to be eligible to vote, you must be registered at your current residence address. Registration records are closed for the 21 days preceding any election.  Your new or updated registration must be submitted before the books close in order to be processed for the general election.  If you have been registered in another state and have moved into Virginia, you must complete the Virginia application to register in Virginia. 

Complete a Virginia Voter Registration Application:

  • If you have a Virginia Driver’s License or Virginia DMV-issued ID Card, or if you just need to update your name or address on your existing voter registration, you can fill out and submit your application online.
  • If you are a new registrant and do not have a VA Driver’s License or DMV ID, you can still complete the form online, but then will have to print, sign and mail it (so that it is received by our office by voter registration deadline for the next election).  Mail to:
    Voter Registration
    PO BOX 1219
     Charlottesville, VA 22902

Please note: We cannot accept address or name changes by e-mail.

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1. When do elections take place?
2. When are the polls open?
3. Do I have to show identification at the polls?
4. What do I do if I've moved or changed my name since I last voted?
5. When both parties are holding primaries, why do I have to state a party preference to vote?
6. Where do I file a suggestion or complaint about voting in Charlottesville?
7. I have questions about the voting system used in Charlottesville. Where do I go?
8. I committed a felony many years ago. Can I vote?
9. I’m not 18 yet but want to work at the polls on Election Day. How can I do this?
10. Where can I find registration and voting information for college students?
11. How do I register to vote in Virginia?
12. What is my residence?
13. How do I vote?
14. How does voter registration impact other areas?